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A rare genetic mutation among the Berne Amish could shed light on human aging and life span.
Gene therapy can be used to transform some of a pig's regular heart cells into pacemaker cells, according to a new study in Science Translational Medicine.

Two mouse studies published this week suggest innovative approaches for treating two of the developed world’s most troubling diseases. One study tests a potential therapy using an FDA-approved cancer drug to treat Alzheimer’s, while the other examines how a few days of fasting may delay tumor growth and improve chemotherapy.